Few things are more satisfying than seeing your skin gradually take on the natural beachy glow you’ve been waiting for. Uneven patches and white spots put a major damper on this excitement. Often, these spots are not a result of human error, but rather the natural inclinations of your own body. Tropical Tan’s Smart Tan techs can take steps to avoid uneven tanning if you already know that you are predisposed to developing these pale patches.
Tinea Versicolor is an easy problem to solve. It is caused by a fungus that interrupts your skin’s ability to develop a tan. Since the fungus takes hold in the scalp before spreading to the rest of the body, it can be remedied with regular use of a strong dandruff shampoo.
Vitiligo is a condition characterized by the skin’s inability to retain melanin in specific areas. The skin around those patches will tan normally, but the pale patches simply don’t latch onto any color. This cannot be treated with tanning alone; it is a medical problem that requires treatment from a doctor.
Sometimes uneven tanning is caused by your position on the tanning bed. If your weight is supported on isolated pressure points like your shoulder blades, tailbone and the backs of your legs, your blood flow in those areas may be affected. This makes the skin over those points less likely to darken under UV lights. This is fixed by simply working out new ways of positioning your body. We can also program your bed so you are turning over more frequently, keeping the blood moving uniformly in your whole body.
At Tropical Tan, we go the extra mile to give you the ideal tanning experience.
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